samedi 31 décembre 2016


Here is the Christmas gift I made for my boyfriend. He loves it and even cuddles with it in the morning. I feel blessed to have an artsy man in my life who appreciates the colours, textures and overall beauty of my crafts. 

The pattern I used is from Lalylala and is called Fibi. I liked that name, but Pascal renamed it Rififi, so there you go. 
I used Jawoll super wash tweed for the orange and black, because I wanted to get that tweedy effect. I'm not crazy about the striping effect, but at least it's subtle.  
I loved crocheting this doll! The pattern is really well done and clear, with lots of explanations and layouts. The small parts make this project perfect to carry around and allows you to work on small batches. Although I needed to concentrate and count for many rows. The use of removable stitch markers helps in this matter. 
I'm already working on a dragon by the same designer for my godson in Julie Asselin Piccolo. I'll switch the wool roving for poly for this one, since I figure my in-laws with throw it in the machine eventually.

mercredi 7 décembre 2016

A 2 years throw!

Well, almost! Ravelry informed me that I started this on February 6th 2015 and I blocked this on Sunday. 
I had also blogged about this here. I realize now I never kept anyone posted on the progress. I'm not so good with sharing my WIPs these days. :/
Of course, in the mean time, it stayed folded for months... I picked it up now and then to add a few squares or borders. 

When we cleaned the shelf where it sat since July, I knew it was time to get it over with! So I crocheted the remaining square, added borders to the few missing and joined the whole thing.

It was lovely. I had a lot of fun putting the pieces together and didn't worry too much with the colours repeating (or not). 

I'm a real Noro fan and the blanket is a tribute to that. It'll sit nicely on my lap for years to come and I sure will continue to stare amazed by the colours.